Site reliability engineeringTuesday that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round, led by Third Point Ventures with participation from Accel, Decibel, and Lightspeed Venture Partners, to bring total funding to over $50 million. Site reliability engineering (SRE) is an extension of DevOps designed for more complex environments.
Based in San Mateo, California, Blameless emerged from stealth in 2019 afterrounds, totaling $20 million. Since then, it has turned its . The blameless platform provides the context, guardrails, and automated workflows so engineering teams are unified in how they communicate and interact, especially to resolve issues quickly as they their software systems.
It originally worked with tech-forward teams at large companies, like, that were “dipping [their toes] into the space and now [want] to double down,” co-founder and . The company still works with those tech-forward teams, but in the past two years, more companies sought resident SRE architect Kurt Anderson to advise them, causing Blameless to change its business approach, Wong said.
Other companies are also seeing a trend of customers asking for support. For example, in March,unveiled its Mission Critical Services support option for SRE to serve in a similar role as a consultant as companies move toward readiness with their systems. And in February, Nobl9 B to provide enterprises with the tools they need to build service-level-objective-centric operations, which is part of a company’s SRE efforts.
Blameless now has interest from more mainstream companies in enterprise, logistics, and healthcare. These companies aren’t necessarily focused ona need for SRE. “Companies recognize the shortfall in reliability, and then the question they come to us with is how do they get from where they are to where they want to be,” Anderson said. “Often, companies that don’t have a process respond with ‘all hands on deck all the time, but instead need to shift to the right people responding.”
Lyon plans to use the new funding to fill key leadership roles, go-to-market strategy, andto enable the company to go after larger enterprises. Blameless doubled its revenue in the and will expand to serve all customer segments, adding small and emerging businesses to its midmarket and large companies roster. The company also expects to double its headcount in the next three quarters.
As part of the funding announcement, Third Point market opportunity is big as we see teams struggle and resort to creating homegrown playbooks and point solutions that are incomplete and costly.”Blameless’ board of directors with Wong, Accel partner Vas Natarajan and Lightspeed partner Ravi Mhatre. “Freeing up engineering to focus on shipping code is exactly what Blameless achieves,” said Moskowitz in a written statement. “The Blameless